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Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – Paper 1st (JEE Main -Paper 1st)

Exam Key Summary

Exam Name

JEE Main (Paper 1st)

Exam Category (U.G / P.G)

U.G. (Undergraduate) - Engineering

Name of Institutions / Colleges / Universities Accepting Exam Score

NIT, IIIT, GFTI, State Government Colleges, Most of the Private Colleges

Level of Examination

National Level Exam

Type of Institution or Exam Conducting Body

(Government / Private)


Medium of Exam (Language of Paper) 

English, Hindi, Gujarati

Mode of Examination (Online / Offline)


Sections  in Paper (Subject-Wise)

3 Section : (Physics, Chemistry and Maths)


B.Tech. / B.E.

Timing of Examination

First Shift - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Second Shift - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Duration of the Paper

3 Hours (For Normal Students)

4 Hours (For Physically Handicapped Students)

Number of Question

75 Question (Each Subject Includes 25 Questions) (Physics, Chemistry, and Maths)

Maximum Marks


Marks Per Question

4 Mark is Awarded for Each Correct Answer

Negative Marking

1 Mark will be Deducted for Every Incorrect MCQ Question

Number of Test City Centres

There are 264 Cities in India that Conduct JEE Main Exam and 9 Exam Centres are Outside India.

Frequency of Exam Conducted in a Year

Four Times in a Year

Official Website


Application Form Charges / Registration Charges

For Examination Centers in India :

For General

Girls : Rs 325

Boys : Rs 650


For SC, ST, PwD

Girls : Rs 325

Boys : Rs 325

 For Examination Centers Outside India

For General

Girls : Rs 1500

Boys : Rs 3000


For SC, ST, PwD

Girls : Rs 1500

Boys : Rs 1500

Important Date Sheet

Initiation of Registration Date

16th December, 2020

Last Date for Application Fee Payment and Uploading of Documents

Depend on Sessions                          

Release Date of Admit Card

Depend on Sessions    

Date of Exam

  • Session 1:  23 February to 26 February 2021
  • Session 2: 15 March to 18 March, 2021
  • Session 3: 27 April to 30 April, 2021
  • Session 4: 24 May to 28 May, 2021

Date of Result Declaration

According to Sessions

Date of Counselling

To Be Notified

Reservation Criteria



SC (Scheduled Caste)


ST (Scheduled Tribe)


OBC (Other Backward Class)


PwD (Persons with Disability)


EWS (Economically Weaker Section)


Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification Marks

(Marks Obtained in 10th and 12th Board Exams)

The student wants to take admission to B.Tech. or B.E. they must pass in 12th from any of the recognized boards and obtain at least 75% marks in the exam. SC and ST students can obtain at least 65% marks in the exam.

Upper Age Limit of the Candidate

No Age Limit

Lower Age Limit of the Candidate

No Age Limit



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Selection Process

   Counselling Process :-

    1). Online Registration

  • Go to the Official Website and click on the JOSSA.
  • Login by using all the credential details such as JEE Main 2020 Application Number, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Read all the terms and conditions carefully and after that click on the “I Agree” option.
  • Fill all the essential details which are required in the JoSAA Counselling Form.
  • Choose the Declaration and click on the Submit button.
  • Now at last you can verify all the details and click on the Confirm Registration button.

    2). Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Students can select any of the colleges and programs according to their interests.
  • Students have an option for change, edit or delete their information.
  • Lock the choices before the last date.
  • Choice Locking can be done after each round of JEE Main 2020 Counselling.

    3). JoSAA 2020 Seat Allotment

    4). Seat Acceptance Fee Payment and Document Verification

    5). Reporting to the Allotted College